The Cement Masons and Plasterers Trust Funds was established to provide medical, retirement and individual account benefits for their eligible members and their dependents through the collective bargaining process.
This site provides general benefit information, forms and other Trust related items. Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) and Glossary of Terms can be reviewed here.
JANUARY 2018 – AFFORDABLE CARE ACT (ACA) TAX PROVISIONS
The Administration Office will provide you with tax Form 1095-B which shows whether you and your family had qualifying health coverage for part or all of 2017.
You DO NOT need Form 1095-B to file your taxes. Just like last year, you can check a box on your tax return verifying you had qualifying health coverage.
You can expect to receive your Form 1095-B for the 2017 tax year in the mail by January 31, 2018. Check to make sure it’s accurate and keep it with the rest of your tax documents.
If you have any questions regarding Form 1095-B, please contact the Administration Office at (800) 732-1121, option 4.
A Note from the Board of Trustees
November 17, 2012
Members of OP&CMIA Locals’ 528 & 77 participate in the Cement Masons and Plasterers Retirement Trust.
This plan is a joint Labor-Management, Taft Hartley, Defined Benefit Plan administered by a third party administrator (WPAS, Inc.).
Your local union Business Manager may answer general questions regarding your Retirement and Health & Welfare Plans.
However, the only party authorized by the Board of Trustees to answer questions regarding benefits from the Cement Masons and Plasterers Retirement Trust is the Contract Administration Agent, Welfare & Pension Administration Service, Inc. (WPAS, Inc.). No employer or local union, nor any representative of any employer or union, is authorized to interpret these Plans nor can such person act as an agent of the Board of Trustees to guarantee benefit payments.
All questions concerning retirement plan or health & welfare plan benefit interpretations should be referred to the Trust’s Administration office. Telephone contact with the Administration office does not guarantee eligibility for benefits or benefit payments. Eligibility for benefits and benefit payments will be determined only when a claim is submitted to the Trust on the appropriate claim forms.
If you have any questions please contact the Administration Office.